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possibly a first. don't worry, we know you are still welcome at the dance floor. karma, you remember karma, right? >> she did -- i said yes instinctively and i don't remember. that is something from "the jersey shore." >> yeah. that was the club they always went to. club karma. >> she was very good. you picked her to win it all and she went far. a lot of people think she should be in the competition. >> yeah. last week no one was eliminated but the week before that another fan favorite eliminated. >> you know it is tough competition when you dance like that. >> and you are going home. coming up, see who's sweetening our oatmeal this morning on this national oatmeal day. grab a bowl and spoon and we will have a breakfast celebration. a bittersweet legal battle for chris brown. the serious allegations facing the singer. you are watching world news now. >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by united health care.
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the singer is once again accused of a brutal attack. >> this time it was a man outside of a d.c. hotel last night. the charge were reduced to a misdemeanor. brown is becoming as known for his bad behavior as his music. we're "up all nightline" with abc's linsey davis. >> chris brown left this d.c. courthouse among a throng of screaming fans and flashing lights. the 24-year-old entertainer spent the night in a washington, d.c., jail cell after allegedly punching a man in the nose. brown and his bodyguard were arrested after allegedly attacking 20-year-old parker adams. the fight broke out around 4:30 sunday morning, just a few blocks away from the white house. the alleged victim telling police he and a friend were at the w hotel when they saw chris brown and tried to jump in to a photo with him. chris went nuts, he says. in a police incident report, the alleged victim said, "i'm not
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down with that gay expletive. i feel like boxing," brown then punched parker in the face. brown's bodyguard threw a second punch. they say he was trying to get on brown's tour bus and the bodyguard simply tried to stop him. this is the latest in a slew of bad boy antics. his temper first came to light in 2009 when he was infamously convicted of assaulting rihanna. it happened the night before the grammy awards. he famously apologized to rihanna and his fans. >> i thought it was time that you heard directly from me that i am sorry. i have tried to live my life in a way that can make those around me proud of me, and until recently i think i was doing a pretty good job. >> reporter: not even two years later, another incident when he threw a chair in the studio of "good morning america." last june, the bottle throwing bar brawl inside a new york city nightclub involving entourages of brown and hip-hop star drake.
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this january, he and star frank ocean allegedly duked it out over a park ing spot. in may accused of a hit and run. charges were either never filed or were dropped in each of these incidents. >> christopher brown committed no crime. we're confident that mr. brown will be exonerated of any wrongdoing. >> reporter: the alleged victim, adams, told tmz he would have accepted an apology at the scene but plans to press charges and already hired a lawyer. >> i will not describe injuries at this juncture. what we will do is allow the situation to occur. injuries did occur. >> reporter: the 2009 incident, brown was sentenced to more than 1400 hours of community service and five years probation. even if this most recent arrest doesn't lead to a conviction, it could still be considered a probation violation and possible prison time for the man many know for his swinging as much as his singing. lindsey davis, new york.
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>> got to get that temper under control. not good, man. >> take a step back, dude. >> let it go. >> let it go. he is a regular guy, he wants to photo bomb a picture or get on your tour bus, whichever. >> let the bodyguard handle it. that's what you pay for. >> he is three times anyone's size. push the guy, problem solved. why you shouldn't let your children take a smartphone to bed. >> it is first national oatmeal day. look at this. this is proof that oatmeal doesn't have to come in a bowl anymore. tasty ways to drink up oats. that's coming up. ahead in our next half-hour, as well, proof an inch can make a difference in airline seats. what else would we be talking about? you are watching "world news now." >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations. now."
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♪ this is the now generation this is the generation now ♪ we are the now generation ♪ ♪ i want i want i want it now >> the kids aren't going to like this one. experts say that facebook, and texting and tweeting should be cut way back. the use of smartphones has been linked with lack of sleep and obesity. researchers say parents should keep smartphones and laptops out of bedrooms. supervisor plans to introduce a measure to add a tax of 24 cents to each can of soda sold in the city. the proceed would go toward health, nutrition, and other programs for city kids. already in san francisco fast food restaurants are prohibited from handing out free toys in kids' meals that are high in fat, salt and sugar. a healthy form of nutrition. it is national oatmeal day.
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we are having breakfast courtesy of people at driscoll berry. diana, what have we got here? >> a little bit of everything. these are scones with mixed berries. this is an oat scone. sneaky way of getting oats in. >> i'm not a gigantic fan of oatmeal. so scones i will eat it. >> this is the way to get it in your body without eating warm, soggy oats. is a banana bread with mixed berries inside but mainly blueberries. also oats and then look at the wonderful things you can do with oats. there's an oat drink, called sneaky pete's all-natural oat beverage. there's raspberry, apple, orange. an the wonderful people at driscoll's brought us these beautiful berries because what goes better with oats than berries. >> the oats soaking up and reducing cholesterol. the facts are there. it doesn't have to be oatmeal
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[ sponge ] the champion! [ female announcer ] dawn platinum does even more... [ sponge ] so it's not a chore. welcome in to "the mix." we have a story that might get people upset. some people, like me, may say each his own. a mom in england has decided she's going to enter her children in to pageants, right. >> beauty pageants she's done it with one of the other children. a mom of three. she was seven months pregnant, exactly where i am in my pregnancy, knew she was having a girl. and she entered her unborn child in to a pageant. >> little early. >> so the child is born july the 3rd and she is adorable. her name is ella. 68 days after she was born her mom dressed her up and carried her down the catwalk
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to be judged. she didn't win anything but the mom didn't put makeup on her because she is young for that. she's only 68 days old at that point. she is nine months old now and there you have it. she decided this is what she wants to do with her child. she doesn't care if she wins or loses as long as she gains confidence and said if her daughter later on in life doesn't want to do this that is fine with her. a lot of people are criticizing her for going overboard. >> thank god there is no makeup. i'll say that much. it seems a little young. doesn't it? >> some parents dress up their kids and take them to get pictures at sears. this mom -- >> cute baby contest. >> that's all it really is. >> it is the word really. that's all it is. >> the word really. that's all it is. the mani and pedi, the domain of women. some men do it. they want to take it out of the realm of women and metro guys and make it a manly thing. a man in los angeles is starting a nail salon for men.
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interesting concept. big leather chairs, a complimentary glass of scotch and beer. the sports on the monitors. it is men only. the ceo michael elliott told fashionista.com they want to keep it away from gossiping and the feeling of ladies talking about them when they come in. he had experiences going to nail salons and felt uncomfortable. he wants to make it where a man can feel comfortable. this is opening in los angeles and the idea if it catches on it may be a concept that will go all over america. >> would you do that? >> right now, no. not my thing. check it out. we have all called in sick and maybe haven't been 100% sick. >> never, ever. ever. >> never do that, never ever. we don't have a lot of time but there is a website that surveyed a bunch of employees and hiring managers and found that people call out for all kinds of reason, windows and doors glued shut. swarm of bees
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this morning on "world news now" abduction attempt. the search for a man police say tried to steal an 8-year-old girl out of her own bedroom window. how she fought back. deadly mayhem. the worse storm in years barrelling across parts of europe leaving behind destruction and heart break. today's impact on travel. tight squeeze. airline jets packing in passengers like sardines in a can. debates over profits and comfort hitting home when you fly. reality bites. the latest star booted from the ballroom speaking out about the quick exit. that's in the "the skinny" on tuesday, october 29th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now" with john muller and diana perez. this october 29th. >> good tuesday morning. look at who's back.
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nice long weekend for you. you look well rested. >> i don't think i felt this rested ever, except the first day i started this shift. ever since it has been going down. >> you said you were in bed 12 hours? >> i think i broke my own >> >> i think i broke my own personal record, i slept 12 hours. >> amazing. i am not sleep deprived at all. >> you had a nice time -- >> a lot of vacations you go and have fun but when you come back you are more tired than you left. i did a little staycation. got a lot of work around the house. and spent quality time with the fam. >> glad you're back. >> glad to be back. we begin with that terrifying ordeal for a brave little girl in colorado snatched from her own bedroom. >> she put up a fight and got away. the kidnapper is on the loose leaving the community on edge. >> reporter: police in aurora, colorado, say the alleged kidnapper saw an opportunity and moved in quickly. just after midnight sunday,
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investigators say a man cut the screen on this unlocked window, reached inside and snatched a girl from her bunk bed. her grandmother tells "the denver post," she was simply up late, doing her homework. >> she put up quite a fuss. calling for her father, struggling and somehow managed to escape from the abductor. >> kind of scary. i didn't know it was them that this happened to. but i hope they catch the guy. >> reporter: her father heard the screams and found his daughter running from the alley. there he spotted a silver gray bmw driving off. giving police the first clues to finding the man investigators call a predator. >> we think there is a predator out there and he has to be stopped, and he has to be caught. >> reporter: now safely back home, police say the young girl inside of this car escaped with minor injuries. hear grandmother tells "the denver post" the alleged sid
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nappered lured -- kidnapper lured her in by saying he knew her family. he covered her mouth with his hand and grabbed the young girl. police are now combing through the state's sex offender registry going door to door in search of additional clues. they have offered a $10,000 reward to find the alleged kidnapper saying he could be on the hunt for his next victim. abc news, los angeles. former congressman jesse jackson jr. spending his first night in prison. the start of his 2.5-year sentence. jackson reported yesterday to federal prison in north carolina also home to bernie madoff. the chicago-area democrat was convict of spending $750,000 in campaign funds for his personal use. according to a list from his lawyer, jackson is expecting a long list of visitors including louis farrakhan. president obama is among those mourning the death of ike ske skelton, long-time congressman. mr. obama recalled the missouri democrat as a devoted advocate for men and women in uniform. he was elected to congress in 1976 and served 17 terms. he died monday, he was 81 years old. now to
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new developments in the growing spy scandal leading lawmaker dianne feinstein is calling for a review of all intelligence activities. this is following revelations that the nsa has been spying on world leaders without the president's knowledge. he discussed it with a partner network, fusion. >> the capacities continue to develop and expand and that's why i'm initiating a review to make sure that what they are able to do doesn't necessarily mean what they should be doing. >> there are reports the administration is ready to ban spying on all leaders of our allies. >> this has people rattled overseas. spain the latest to join the chorus of people. pretty darn outraged. people in the spy community say it goes with the territory and nothing new. but heads of state are like you bugged my phone? i thought we were buddies. >> i thought we were friends. really there is this unspoken kind of dynamic between nations, we spy on each other. they know we watch them and they watch us. it is the way we keep ourselves
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safe. it's the leaders of the countries, i think, where the problem is. where we spy on the people that are supposed to be our true friends. you spy on people in the country that is more understandable for the leaders. and the fact that the president is coming out to say he didn't know this was happening and the nsa saying we don't take our orders from the president. what's is going on? >> darned if you do and darned if you don't. if you don't know about it, you should have known about it, and neither one is good. >> you don't look like you can be trusted either way. a british man with ties to the occupy movement has been charged with hacking in to government computers. 28-year-old lauri love is described as a sophisticated prolific hacker known for gaining entry to computers in large organizations. the investigators say he gained access to computers at nasa and the pentagon. he was arrested in england and released on bond. his trial is in february. penn state faces six claims in connection with the jerry sandusky sexual abuse case and that is after the school announced settlements with 26 young men.
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it will be paid $60 million. the former penn state assistant football coach is pursuing appeals of the sex abuse convictions that basically landed him in prison for life. of the six outstanding claims, penn state believes some don't have merit and some may produce settlements, as well. >> hurricane survivors up and down the east coast marking a somber anniversary. one year ago superstorm sandy slammed ashore. hundreds of people in new york and new jersey homeless still. insurance payments have been averaging $55,000 a family. that $60 billion relief package passed in january cannot come soon enough. millions of people across europe are trying to come to grips with widespread damage left by one of the worst storms in years. deadly winds and waves hammering one country after another left hundreds of thousands of people in the dark. >> reporter: the storm named st. jude, the patron saint of lost causes, has left a
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devastating mark with more than a dozen killed. the heart of london a crane buckling under the wind, collapsing. the building below evacuated. the deputy prime minister forced to call off a news conference. hundreds of trees uprooted, blocking roads and railway tracks. the gas lines of this home exploding. the storm marched in to northern europe. tossing trucks and snarling trains in the netherlands. in germany the audubon closed. the winds reaching 120 miles an hour in denmark. the storm devastated homes and ripped down power lines leaving more than half a million people without electricity. after the ferocious winds with gusts 99 miles an hour, we are seeing the full extent of the damage. abc news, london. >> back here at home, the wintry storm over the northern plains
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is packing a punch. great falls, montana set at new record yesterday. 5.9 inches. 12 inches is on the ground in some places forcing many to have to pull out the chains for their tires. more snow is expected today. minneapolis could get the first measurable snowfall of the season today mixed with freezing rain. and farther west, it was wind causing problems for california. on the altamont pass, wind speeds reached a category one hurricane level. so strong they flipped over several big rigs on interstate 580. no one was hurt but the winds kicking up dust and debris caused serious visibility issues. all right. a look at the rest of the nation's weather. clear and dry for much of the eastern u.s. from maine to florida. scattered showers and thunderstorms for much of the nation's midsection with snow accumulation across a broad section of the west. >> cool in the northeast. warming up to the 70s for the south. 80s in florida. chilly in the upper midwest but more seasonable as you go south. temperatures in the west 10 to 25 degrees below normal. this time yesterday we told
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you about an 800-pound pumpkin that one guy used as a boat. staying with the pumpkin theme, check this out. 3,000 pumpkins displayed in west virginia. >> pretty awesome. 24 straight years they have set up the pumpkins at the this mayor's house. the jack-o'-lanterns are carved and placed by volunteers. >> they say it will grow as we get ready for halloween. >> something similar to that in upstate, little north of new york city. we had the pumpkin people come on and we carved our own pumpkins and pretty amazing. the carving really has changed since we were kids and you had the eye, nose and mouth hole. now, anything you get a template from the internet and sketch it out and you can look like a whiz. >> what -- the jack-o'-lantern turned into an amazing thing because you no longer have to carve the jack-o'-lantern. you can put stickers or pop figurines in to it and it looks great.
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they sell these kits everywhere. if you have a little one it takes four minutes instead of four hours to carve a pumpkin. great stuff. >> beautiful. coming up, our first look at the next chapter of the "hunger games" saga that fans are anxious to see. and airlines trying to make more money. why an extra inch of space is so vital next time you fly. you are watching "world news now." >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by colonial penn life insurance. >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by colonial penn life insurance. news now" weather brought to you by colonial penn life insurance.
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airline travel is getting more expensive and more uncomfortable. higher prices, additional fees, and now more seats squeezed into the aircraft. >> basically, it means you can forget about getting a few precious hours of sleep during your flight. cecilia vega has a study that could change all that. >> reporter: as airlines try to squeeze every last nickel out of passengers, comfort has become a casualty. on planes that used to have nine seats to a row, some airlines are squeezing in a tenth. one of the world's largest planemakers says enough is enough. airbus says on long flights, airplane seats should be no smaller than 18 inches. airbus commissioned a test on sleeping passengers, simulating real flying conditions, including the rising sun and background noise and found that even one inch makes a huge
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difference. overall, the quality of sleep for travelers in an 18-inch seat was more than 50% better. >> 18-inch seat versus a 17-inch seat can mean that a passenger will fall asleep six minutes faster and have fewer disturbances during their flight. in a decidedly less scientific study, this youtube video posted by a traveler who became another passenger's pillow touched a nerve we could all relate to and went viral. you think you're needing more room, but you are not getting it. >> no. the trend is to go the other way right now. >> the trend is to get as many bodies on the plane as you can it. >> reporter: it's not just that airline seats are shrinking, travelers are getting bigger and flying longer distances. compare plane seats to other places you park yourself. movie theater seats, eight inches wider. train seats more than three inches. you can even get more space in crammed baseball stadium seats. the good news for travelers,
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airlines will be using slightly bigger planes with more seats over thanksgiving. the bad news, those holiday tickets will cost even more. cecilia vega, abc news, burbank, california. >> that happens to be the topic of our facebook question of the day. we want to know would you be willing to pay more for a bigger seat on a plane? to log in, go to wnnfans.com. we shouldn't have to pay more is the problem. >> i agree with you. here's what is happening. we have become more of a discerning society. we are deciding if we have flying economy we don't want to go in planes that are cramped. we are looking for airlines offering bigger seats and those other airlines are going to feel the pinch. >> if we get choosy enough maybe we will get the trend in the other direction. wouldn't that be nice? >> come on, guys. jump on board that. harsh reality for one "dancing with the stars" contestants. and bloopers from "star wars" never seen before. that is next in "the skinny." >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations.
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♪ skinny ♪ so skinny >> skinny time. ♪ skinny ♪ so skinny >> skinny time. talk about "dancing with the stars." remember there was a snafu the week before. >> plug your ears, guys. >> yeah, plug your ears. a spoiler alert. they combined last week's
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scores with this week's scores and somebody dancing pretty darn often had to go. cover your ears. it was, in fact, snooki. despite an incredible score of 27 for a sexy samba. >> that's incredible to me. >> i think keyshawn johnson got eliminated the first week but a lot of people are surprised by it. snooki is surprised. let's get a listen. >> you want to come back and visit? >> i will come back in the finale and we will kill it. >> she really was great. seven teams remain in competition. >> there you have it. i can't believe the outcome of these eliminations. two weeks ago it was another great dancer and -- yesterday it was snooki. that's crazy. look at the competition and you are like really, they got to stay. >> i know it. anyway, moving on to this. how about this for all of you "star wars" fans. there are brand new outtakes from the movie that have popped
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up on youtube, and people are going crazy over it. the bloopers are pretty incredible. there's outtakes ranging from seven seconds to 45 seconds and include everybody from princess leia to happen solo to luke skywalker. take a listen. >> you have no weapons. >> a better military target than name -- name it now. before i go home -- [ laughter ] that -- >> i'm sorry. >> really cool stuff. there you have it. a sweet treat for the people that remember this movie. this is episode four from 1977 just now seeing these. >> a lot of rabid followers, "star wars" fans out there who will enjoy this. another movie series that is really popular, particularly with my daughter, "the hunger games." new one is coming out, "catching fire." the trailer was played during the world series. let's listen in. looks real.
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♪ >> my daughter is even playing katniss for halloween. that's katniss and it looks really great. it's supposed to be really great. it comes out, i believe, november 22nd. i hope i'm right about this because i'm just going from memory. look it up on google or the abc website. >> i haven't read these books. i saw this by accident. some of my nieces were in town and we had nothing else to do and it was on and we watched it. the story is incredible. the story behind it is pretty incredible. it and like is this a chick flick. no. some pretty deep stuff. we have 30 seconds to tell you about the latest milestone for lindsay lohan and miley cyrus. they have apparently crossed paths and they are now bffs. >> double trouble. >> this is according to page six on. sunday morning, they were both at the same club after cyrus
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made an appearance on "snl." they hung out together and left together. and -- >> no one got arrested. >> that means they are bffs. of course. made an appearance on snl. they hang out and left together. and -- >> no one got arrested. >> that means they are bffs. of course.
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♪ ♪ ♪ welcome to miami our friends over at "world news" have been hanging out in miami this week to mark the launch of the new venture by abc news and univision called fusion. >> david muir got the equally unlucky story of tracking down the most desirable dish. >> reporter: they take us straight to the kitchen at the famous joe stone crab here in miami. >> hey, buddy. >> reporter: this kitchen is a mad house. stone crab season has just begun. >> not quick on your feet or you get run over. >> reporter: got it.
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i'll keep that in mind. in the back of the restaurant the vault, the locked freezer. you have to scan your fingerprint just to get in. doesn't work for me because only eight people have access. stone crabs harvested off the coast of florida. a new delivery every morning. they fetch a big price. the coler deg we could se and crack them. the hat, coat, blue bib and glasses. i'm ready. this is their cracking station. thben 0 yearsn it started with this shack. a couple from hung the wife's family still at it. al capone used to come here. presidents still do. clinton and both bushes and barbara bush sending a thank you note. craifor look at that beauty. you have to hit it rigere, right here and ghero right he reand ghero putting on les.
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was that good? my first one. >> that's good. >> reporter: getting the hang of it and that's a good thing because this order -- 80 bucks for five jumbo claws. this plate i just cracked goes out to somebody out there, some poor soul is going to eat it. >> patricia and her daughter and their taste tests. >> how did we do? when my shift was over, reward. amazing. david muir, abc news, miami. >> you have been. >> i have been. >> i had stone crab but i don't think i have ever been. >> it is a glorious place to be. so delicious. >> the place i had it we had a mallet at the table. a step down from that with white linen. >> these certainly come premalleted and are worth the wait and the trip. worth the money. they are delicious. even if you go once in your life. it is worth it. >> i'd like to tell
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good mor good morning, i'm john muller. >> i'm diana peresses. here's some of the top headlines we're following on "world news now." one year after superstorm sandy slammed interest the west coast, families are homeless. as the recovery effort seems to drag on without end. we'll have details about the recovery 12 months later in our top story. an 8-year-old colorado girl back with her family after she was snatched from her bedroom, grabbed through the window by a kidnapper. she managed to scream and fight back and escape, forcing the man to drive off without her. and chris brown may be facing a lawsuit from a man who accused the singer of punching him in the nose. now brown was released from jail yesterday after an assault charge was reduced from a felony to a misdemeanor. and the red sox now just one win away from winning the world series title thanks to timely hitting in the seventh inning
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last night. they beat st. louis 3-1. game six tomorrow in boston. those are some of our top stories on this tuesday, october 29th. we're beginning with a somber anniversary. a year ago sham sluperstorm san slammed into the east coast. >> people remain homeless and neighborhoods remain ravaged. the recovery still to get underway. >> reporter: at its peak, superstorm sandy sandy grew into a category 3 storm, spanning hundreds of miles. killing 286 people in seven countries. the devastation was massive. over $68 billion in damage in the u.s. alone. among the hardest hit, the new jersey coast. >> it's pathetic. if every time you think about
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it, your heart sinks -- you could just cry. >> it's still very depressing here. there's a lot of construction going on, but there's a lot of homes vacant, ready to be leveled and demolished. >> reporter: this retiree is rebuilding her home, eight feet higher than the old one. the insurance payout didn't cover the full cost of construction, forcing her and her husband to clean out their retirement savings. >> if we live to 90, i don't know what i'm going to be living on. right now we need -- we need a home. >> reporter: so far, insurance companies have paid out about $8 billion in claims. the average check has been lets than $5 -- been less than $55,000, barely enough for moment homeowners to make a dent. >> the government is helping as many as possible, but people like me seem to fall through a crack that i don't qualify. >> reporter: there are signs of hope. yesterday, almost a year to the day of the storm, ellis island
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opened more fortified than ever. >> it's costing $21 million to get this building back, mechanicals back. you know, if there is ever another hurricane sandy, it will cost about a half a million dollars. >> reporter: the new york university, teams of global experts unveiled 41 projects aimed at protecting the new york and new jersey coastlines from another sandy. ideas ranging from levees to artificial reefs. anticipating a future of stronger storms and rising sea levels. wow, personally, let me tell you something -- i have a house on the jersey shore. i only lost limbs and power. it was creepy. i'm a lot happier here a year later than i was there. some people still dealing with no homes. new york city got nine feet of water. unprecedented. unbelievable. >> that's right. we're talking about power knocked out to eight million people. i mean, it is the type of storm that affected so many people. it spanned 24 states. so there alone it will tell you
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how big this was. and you know, we always do these stories in other parts of the country. it's hard to relate. when it hit here at home, it was so difficult -- i happened to be on maternity leave with my first son. we had to go to a hotel. there was no way to keep an infant in a house with no electricity. we got the easy stuff. the truly easy stuff. you saw there were people still no homes, still trying to rebuild after all this time. congress has finally approved a $60 billion bill. money finally coming to the victims. how long it's going to take for money to get here and how long will it take to rebuild is another thing. >> wow. one year ago. all right. later this half-hour, we will look inside the abc news vault and look at coverage of sandy as it unfolded exactly a year ago. a wintry storm parked over the northern splains still packing a punch. a new daily record was set. 12 inches forced many to pull out the tire chains. more snow expected today.
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japan could get its first measurable snowfall of the total -- minneapolis could get its first measurable snowfall of the year. and it's snowing in maine. as much as montana, though. one to four inches depending on location. it was the first measurable snowfall of the season there, as well. just enough to make getting around on the roads slick and dangerous. to the rest of the nation's weather, clear and dry. showers and storms in the midsection. up to eight inches of snow in the dakotas. >> highs in the 40s and 50s in the northeast. 80s in the deep south and upper midwest, chilly, mostly 40s. along the west coast, once again, 10 to 25 degrees below normal. and now to the latest on the nsa spying controversy. the head of the senate intelligence committee is now calling for a total review of the agency's activities. the white house is reportedly considering a ban on spying on allied heads of state. abc's karen travers reports from washington. >> reporter: the nsa spying
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scandal continues to grow. a report that for five years president obama had no knowledge that u.s. spies were targeting some 35 heads of state, including some of america's top allies. in an exclusive interview with jim avila for fusion's "this is america," president obama said -- >> what we've seen the last several years is their capacity's continued to develop and expand. and that's why i'm initiating now a review it make sure that what they're able to do doesn't necessarily mean what they should be doing. >> reporter: the white house insists the u.s. has stopped spying on german chancellor angela merkel and will not do it in the future. the "wall street journal" reported that programs targeting other world leaders are still operating. and the leaks which stemmed from information from former nsa contractor edward snowden just keep coming. two spanish newspapers say the nsa secretly monitored 60 million phone calls in spain just in one month. here in washington, mixed reaction from lawmakers. >> this whole notion that we're going to go after each other on what is really legitimate protection of nation/state
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interests, i think is disingenuous. >> we have repair work to do. >> reporter: abc news, washington. congress now looking into the case against amanda knocks. two lawmakers from her state of washington holding a panel discussion on capitol hill as the retrial of knox is underway in italy without her. knox was convicted of killing her british roommate in 2009. her sentence was overturned after she served of course years. an italian court ordered a new trial. a federal judge in texas has struck down a major part of the state's restrictive new abortion law. advocates say a provision requiring doctors to have admitting privileges at a hospital less than 30 miles away would have shuttered about 1/3 of the state's abortion clinic. >> women across the state would have been immediately and directly impacted. we have vast communities in parts of the state that would have no longer had access to these services. >> texas attorney general greg abbott has filed an appeal of the ruling. in a case which will likely end up before the supreme court. consumer alert. if you plan to travel this
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thanksgiving, you might want to buy your airplane tickets now. the air fares are on the rise. prices for the most convenient flights have soared 10% in the past two weeks. they're still going up. experts say it's not too late to find a bargain and suggest comparing prices and looking at a variety of airlines. filling up your gas tank is costing less. the average price of gas nationwide, $3.29. down about seven cents from a week ago. gas is 27 cents a gallon cheaper than it was this time last year. the trend should continue thanks to lower demand and sufficient supplies. "consumer reports" has issued its latest list of most reliable cars, and there are major surprises. japanese brands lexus, toyota, and acura topped the list of most reliable brands. but some popular japanese models are off the recommended list. the toyota camry and rav4 flunked frontal crash test and are no longer recommended. the hondaa accord v6 and nissan altima sedans are off the recommended list, as well, because of poor reliability. we're talking about
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vehicles, how about this luxury offering from landrover. this is called the range rover autobiography black. it is truly tricked out. >> check this out. the back seats are fully adjustable recliners in them like in an airline's first class cabin. they also have a champagne chiller. the seats massage the passenger, and they even have mood lighting in ten colors. >> look at two of those -- all this and plenty more will cost you when it hits the markets. the price tag will be over $225,000. >> that's it? >> that's it. >> that's peanuts. >> would you rather have the tricked out range rover or some ridiculous red sports car from italy for that kind of money? which one? >> it depends which comes with a driver. if i get a driver in the range rover because i'm drinking champagne, clearly that's the one i want. >> yeah. i'm with you on that one. >> i don't want to do my own drive figure i'm drinking champagne. >> give me a driver in the honda civic and that's better than the range rover because i can't
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drink champagne. >> that's the point. coming up, we'll return to our top story as we look back at hurricane sandy a year ago. we'll open the abc news vaults. and the well-orchestrated surprise reunion involving a little girl on her birthday and her daddy who's been away fa fighting for her country. incredible. and a woman's near-death experience that she says changed her life forever. what changed her life during nine critical minutes. you're watching "world news now." ♪ announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by delsum. to you by delsym. delsm. delsym.
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♪ a woman claims she had a spiritual experience that changed her life and the idea of death. she claims she died and went to heaven and spent time with god. >> if you have heard of near-death experiences, this is eerily familiar. that is something that one author says could make it true. here's abc's linzie janis. >> reporter: 36-year-old crystal mcveigh was in the hospital ing with treated for a rare pancreatic disease three years ago when she was accidentally given more pain medicine than her body could handle. >> basically i died of drug overdose. >> reporter: her heart stopped. in the nine minutes doctors worked to revive her she said she was at the gates of heaven talking with god. >> i was standing in the most beautiful tunnel of light. there was no words. it was effortless communication between us. >> reporter: in her book,
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"waking up in heaven," the schoolteacher and mother of four explains why she considered herself an unlikely candidate for such an experience. >> i was sexually abused many years in my life. it wasn't that i didn't believe in god but i questioned his existence. my whole life. what kind of god could allow this kind of abuse happen? all of that fell off in the presence of god. >> reporter: while she was there, mcveigh says two times god gave her the choice to return to her body. she declined the first offer but then -- >> i heard my mother scream my name, and i stopped and i said "can i tell her that i'm okay?" and he said, "the choice is up to you." i didn't want to come back to my life, but i turned around and i was right back in my body. >> reporter: her experience rings true with a man with a similar and famous story. neurosurgeon evan alexander, the man behind the best seller "proof of heaven." >> the story and the fact is consistent with other near-death experiences, i would believe and take it seriously.
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>> reporter: two people with the same message, heaven is real. abc news, new york. >> powerful stuff. >> some people go to church. some people have near-death experiences. whatever it takes to get you closer to your god there you have it. still to come, today marking one year since hurricane sandy devastated part of the east coast. >> we will look back at the coverage in the "world news now" vault. stay with us. >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations.
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>> this morning we open the "world news now" vault to a day millions will never forget. >> it was on this day last year that superstorm sandy hit the east coast wiping out homes, businesses, crippling parts of the region and claiming hundreds of lives. >> surviving hurricane sandy. 50 million people are in the path of this superstorm. forecasters are warning of life-threatening flooding. >> this morning, hurricane sandy is our only story as that monster storm churns into a worst-case scenario. >> 50 million people are in harm's way. many have been heeding the warning. scrambling to get ready. boarding up their houses. buying whatever supplies they can find and fleeing their homes if they have to. >> a lot of coastal communities up and down the coast. people are told to get out. hopefully most folks have heeded those warnings. we are getting to a point where it will be too late to turn back. things will slowly deteriorate over the next ten to 12 hours.
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>> it is happening right now. hurricane sandy crashing on shore. winds now 90 miles an hour. this storm is so big, so vast, 60 million americans will feel its power. abc's meteorologist ginger zee in atlantic city, new jersey. >> reporter: it is chaos along the jersey shore. the superstorm battering the barrier islands. in the cross hairs, atlantic city. the road into this seafront town is completely submerged. >> you have to look at this. all the winds picked up and this is what happens. like pieces of the boardwalk have been strewn for three blocks. that's the ocean back there. huge waves crashing up and over. did you see that? the storm is on top of us right now. >> reporter: the seaside town of breezy point is in flames tonight. more than 100 firefighters are struggling to put out a fire that has engulfed at least ten homes. the floodwaters keeping them from getting close enough to extinguish the fire.
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abc news producer is in breezy point now. >> reporter: you know, i'm in a community of 4200 homes out here. this community was hit horribly tonight. around 6:30, they lost power. then the water came rushing in. many here expected there would be flooding, loss of power and then the fire just erupted. my understanding, it spread across 12 blocks of breezy point. right now we're at church. there's about 40 of us that as we speak are about to be evacuated and taken out of here on a bus. >> the water was another story. the wall of it almost 14 feet high came over the sea wall to the streets of the city. >> abc's juju chang is there and is joining us with the latest. >> reporter: storm surges of 11 feet have been battering the southern tip of this island. streets and avenues turns to rivers as the water surrounding manhattan poured over sea walls in the full moon high tide. officials were so concerned about 90 mile-an-hour gusts of
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winds touch down they shut down the historic brooklyn bridge and just about every bridge and tunnel coming in to manhattan. off shore, lady liberty's torch has been extinguished. power outages spread across town. a small explosion hitting a con edison plant. there are 375,000 people who live in the evacuation zones in low-lying areas prone to flooding. >> we are just about a minute from high tide. this is not good. >> how far we have come in one year and how far we have to go for some people who are still not in their homes. >> it is absolutely incredible. a lot of the coverage you see there. ginger was the one in atlantic city. what was hit, we were all hit hard. but the jersey shore got a pounding. >> staten island really bad. >> incredibly media outlets didn't realize that was happening until the next day and we went back and the rain and the storm was still there. and then we saw that craziness. >> hard to believe. 365 days ago. >> still have a long ways to go. craziness.
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>> hard to believe. 365 days ago. >> still have a long ways to go.
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♪ wake me up when it's all over ♪ when i'm wise and older ♪ ♪ >> we always love a good surprise reunion between a soldier and his children. this one is particularly adorable. that is why it is our "favorite story of the day." >> this comes to us from new jersey and john rollins from our philadelphia station brings us the story. >> reporter: in blackwood elementary school, a mid-morning assembly that started with the singing of "god bless america." ♪ to the ocean white with foam ♪ >> reporter: the topic, how some classmates sometimes don't see their moms and dads because they serve in the military and are stationed overseas.
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>> can you imagine not seeing your mommy, daddy, aunt or uncle >> reporter: one little girl named sky lynn didn't have to imagine. her dad is in his third deployment. nine months this time in afghanistan. today is sky lynn's 8th birthday. her only disappointment, her dad is not scheduled to come home until november. >> i feel really sad because i miss him because he's far, far away. >> reporter: well, not exactly. see, staff sergeant john ipolito got home early and with the help of the school staff arranged a surprise. sky lynn donned a blindfold as part of the assembly and dad quietly stepped in. >> take off your blindfold. >> hey, sky lynn, daddy's home. >> daddy? daddy! [ applause ] >> happy birthday, kiddo. >> thank you. >> there were few dry eyes among adults. >> since daddy came home this is the best birthday ever. ♪ happy birthday to you
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>> reporter: after being wished happy birthday by 600-plus voices, sky lynn and her dad return to her second grade classroom and he answered questions about being a soldier followed by passing out birthday cupcakes. in blackwood, camden county, john rollins, channel 6 news. >> she couldn't keep her eyes off her dad after. that so proud. >> what a great story that was. even those naughty 8-year-old boys were singing happy birthday. they were touched. >> those stories. they warned us we would need the kleenex. >> yeah, pretty much. >> we were trying to be strong. didn't bring it out. but but man, oh, man. >> did you see her, "daddy"? >> when the kids react to this -- >> sometimes they don't know how to react but she sure did. >> so cool. congratulations and happy birthday to her. >> yep. to react but she sure did. >> so cool. congratulations and happy birthday to her. >> yep.
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now," the revelation about u.s. this morning on "world news now," presidential pressure. the revelation about u.s. spying on some of its best allies an the demands to end the eavesdropping. tough questions for the president who's taking action. daring escape. new details about a prison break in oklahoma. how the inmates managed to get out through the shower. >> it's frustrating, but i don't know that you can build a jail that people's not going to break out of, just to be honest with you. >> the prisoners who were captured and the nationwide man hunt for the others. bad boy singer. the latest allegations for chris brown and his night in jail and day in court. what the attorneys and alleged victim now say. >> right now my sense is to let that play in the criminal justice system. >> what is next for the star singer known for his infamous conduct? it is tuesday, october 29th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now" with
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john muller and diana perez. welcome in on this tuesday to "world news now." look at who's back after a nice long weekend. >> i feel really rested. >> you do? you look really rested. >> i slept i think 12 hours yesterday into today, so i feel -- >> please tell us more. >> i know. i'm breaking your heart. i feel really good. i didn't go away. did errands and hung out locally. sometimes you are worn out from vacation? i'm not worn out from vacation. >> i need to take a page from your book and stay home. >> staycation not so bad. >> all right. let's get started. good morning once again. the head of the senate intelligence committee is calling for a top-to-bottom review of all spy operations following the bombshell revelation about the nsa and top world leaders. >> president obama is speaking about the spy scandal with our abc news partner fusion. here's jim avila. >> reporter: the president and
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german chancellor in berlin four months ago. did obama know that american intelligence had been monitor ing her cell phone calls as the two chatted amiably? president obama assured that the information will be only used to protect them. >> i'm initiating a review to make sure what they are able to do doesn't necessarily mean what they should be doing. >> reporter: the president's comments come amid new complaints among american allies. spain added to the list of countries accusing u.s. intelligence of spying on its citizens. joining france, germany, brazil and mexico. a european union delegation in washington claiming america has gone too far. the white house reaction has been calmed down.
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everybody does this. perhaps not as well, but they do it. those in the know agree that's reality. >> all great powers use espionage as a tool. >> they say the president didn't know about the spying on chancellor merkel and that she says is a problem. as for the president, in our interview he said he couldn't talk about that because it was classified information. jim avila, abc news at the white house. the white house has bowed to growing pressure and extended the deadline to sign up for health insurance until march 31st. lawmakers had demanded action because of the problem-plagued rollout of the website. in the interview, the president responded to criticism of obama care and claimed a study shows even young people will be getting cheaper insurance. >> if you are between 18 and 34 right now, about half of the people can get high quality
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health care less than $50 a month. less than your cell phone and cable bill. >> we can expect to hear more about the web site's problems when health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius appears before lawmakers tomorrow. british man with ties to the occupy movement has been charged with hacking in to u.s. computers. lauri love described as a sophisticated hacker with special entry in to computers of large organization. they say he gained access to computers at nasa and the pentagon. he was arrested in england and released on bond until his trial in february. police in aurora, colorado, are trying to track down a man they say snatched a girl out of her bedroom. the man cut a screen and pulled the 8-year-old through a ground floor window on sunday. the girl did not go quietly. she screamed for help and managed to get away from the kidnapper. >> she put up quite a fuss, calling for her father, struggling. and somehow she managed to escape from the abductor.
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>> the girl's father heard her screams. he went outside to find her running back from an alley to their home. he saw a man taking off in what looked like a silver bmw. police are offering a $10,000 reward for information. the inmates who made the daring escape through a prison shower have been recaptured. they were taken into custody not far from jail. the hunt is still on for two of the other partners in this crime. more from abc. >> reporter: the inmates m ade their weekend escape in brazen fashion, punching their ticket to freedom from of all places a jail bathroom. in the end, two of the four fugitives didn't get far. officers spotted dylan rey three irons and prime tounwin brown buying food at a convenience store less than 20 miles away from the jail. >> the cops swarm up. like ten of them. we head outside. one dropped his stuff. the other one ran down the block into the alley. >> reporter: the sheriff of caddo county, oklahoma, says he never saw the crafty maneuver coming.
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>> is frustrating but i don't know if you can build a jail that people's not going to break out of. >> reporter: police say the criminals unscrewed a metal plate in the shower ceiling and hoisted themselves up a tiny crawl space, just five feet tall and three feet wide. the inmates followed the plumbing system and knocked holes in the concrete at the end of the pipes. they escaped to the ground floor and walked right out this door. police had no idea the men had escaped until a resident alerted them to four men, dressed in orange jumpsuits, running down the street early sunday morning. the count at the jail confirmed the inmates were missing. the search is now on for the two remaining fugitives. state police have been called in to help to track down the criminals. they are going door to door to check on their families and friends. the two men were behind bars for burglary and drug charges,
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awaiting transfer to state prison. police found their prison suits ditched in an alley near the local fire station and the sheriff says the men should be considered armed and dangerous. abc news, los angeles. considering the jail didn't know there were four prisoners missing until someone saw them running around with their orange jumpsuits on -- >> that's the funny part. >> that's the first thing the jail needs to figure out, and then let's figure out what's going on with the shower thing. >> it is like escape from alcatraz. you have to have a change of clothes on the other side. can't run around in the orange jailbird suit. >> or have one item of clothing under the suit to so you can take one off. >> two are still on the run. >> that's right. the architects, by the way, that designed the shower unit have been called back to the jail. take a look at this, see if you can come up with something better without a shaft that leads outside. >> to the door. the operator of a carnival ride that malfunctioned and injured five people at the north carolina state fair remains in jail this morning.
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tim tutterrow was charged with assault with a deadly weapon. he was arrested after officials determined the ride was deliberately tampered with. his attorney says his client would never intentionally hurt anyone. a consumer alert about recall of packaged salads. a kansas company voluntarily expanded its recall of potato, tuna, and pasta salads. they maybe tainted with listeria and could cause illnesses. they are sold under resers and a variety of brand names. consumers should return them for a refund. people are bracing for a price hike at the grocery store. if congress does not resolve the battle over the farm bill, the cost of milk could double next year, hitting $6 or more a gallon. at issue are parts of the legislation dealing with the $80 billion-a-year food stamp program. with no deal it could expire january 1st and drive up prices. >> if we don't have a farm bill, i hope to see higher prices at
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the grocery store until congress acts. there needs to be some message to congress that they need to act. >> reporter: negotiations in the house and senate are getting underway this week. all right. in the world series, the red sox now just one win away. boston and st. louis are tied 1-1 last night. david ross hit a ground roll double to left field scored the go-ahead run. the sox tacked on another and that was enough. boston wins 3-1. game six is wednesday night in boston. the cards are close to elimination, and speaking of eliminations, it was time to send someone else home on "dancing with the stars." amber riley and her partner finished in first place receiving two perfect tens. >> put it on mute if you don't want the spoiler alert. >> bill and snooki in jeopardy and snooki got the boot. >> she teared up saying she
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couldn't even talk. possibly a first. don't worry, we know you are still welcome at the dance floor. karma, you remember karma, right? >> she did -- i said yes instinctively and i don't remember. that is something from "the jersey shore." >> yeah. that was the club they always went to. club karma. >> she was very good. you picked her to win it all and she went far. a lot of people think she should be in the competition. >> yeah. last week no one was eliminated but the week before that another fan favorite eliminated. >> you know it is tough competition when you dance like that. >> and you are going home. coming up, see who's sweetening our oatmeal this morning on this national oatmeal day. grab a bowl and spoon and we will have a breakfast celebration. a bittersweet legal battle for chris brown. the serious allegations facing the singer. you are watching world news now. >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by united health care. t to you by united health care.
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♪ chris brown just might need a wake-up call. the singer is once again accused of a brutal attack. >> this time it was a man
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outside of a d.c. hotel last night. this time the charges were reduced to a misdemeanor. brown is becoming as known for his bad behavior as his music. we're "up all nightline" with abc's linsey davis. >> reporter: chris brown left this d.c. courthouse among a throng of screaming fans and flashing lights. the 24-year-old entertainer spent the night in a washington, d.c., jail cell after allegedly punching a man in the nose. brown and his bodyguard were arrested after allegedly attacking 20-year-old parker adams. the fight broke out around 4:30 sunday morning, just a few blocks away from the white house. the alleged victim telling police he and a friend were at the w hotel when they saw chris brown and tried to jump in to a photo with him. chris went nuts, he says. in a police incident report, the alleged victim said, "i'm not down with that gay expletive. i feel like boxing," brown then punched parker in the face.
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brown's bodyguard threw a second punch. they say he was trying to get on brown's tour bus and the bodyguard simply tried to stop him. this is the latest in a slew of bad boy antics. his temper first came to light in 2009 when he was infamously convicted of assaulting rihanna. it happened the night before the grammy awards. he famously apologized to rihanna and his fans. >> i thought it was time that you heard directly from me that i am sorry. i have tried to live my life in a way that can make those around me proud of me, and until recently i think i was doing a pretty good job. >> reporter: not even two years later, another incident when he threw a chair in the studio of "good morning america." last june, the bottle throwing bar brawl inside a new york city nightclub involving entourages of brown and hip-hop star drake. this january, he and star frank
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ocean allegedly duked it out over a park ing spot. in may accused of a hit and run. charges were either never filed or were dropped in each of these incidents. >> christopher brown committed no crime. we're confident that mr. brown will be exonerated of any wrongdoing. >> reporter: the alleged victim, adams, told tmz he would have accepted an apology at the scene but plans to press charges and already hired a lawyer. >> i will not describe injuries at this juncture. what we will do is allow the situation to occur. injuries did occur. >> reporter: the 2009 incident, brown was sentenced to more than 1400 hours of community service and five years probation. even if this most recent arrest doesn't lead to a conviction, it could still be considered a probation violation and possible prison time for the man many know for his swinging as much as his singing. lindsey davis, new york.
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>> got to get that temper under control. not good, man. >> take a step back, dude. >> let it go. >> let it go. he is a regular guy, he wants to photo bomb a picture or get on your tour bus, whichever. >> let the bodyguard handle it. that's what you pay for. >> he is three times anyone's size. push the guy, problem solved. why you shouldn't let your children take a smartphone to bed. >> it is first national oatmeal day. look at this. this is proof that oatmeal doesn't have to come in a bowl anymore. tasty ways to drink up oats. that's coming up. ahead in our next half-hour, as well, proof an inch can make a difference in airline seats. what else would we be talking about? you are watching "world news now." >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations. inues after this from our abc stations. now." i believe in an idea. i believe in community. i believe in entrepreneurship. small businesses, i believe...
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♪ this is the now generation this is the generation now ♪ we are the now ♪ this is the now generation this is the generation now ♪ we are the now generation ♪ ♪ i want i want i want it now >> the kids aren't going to like this one. experts say that facebook, and texting and tweeting should be cut way back. the use of smartphones has been linked with lack of sleep and obesity. researchers say parents should keep smartphones and laptops out of bedrooms. and san francisco's turn to jump into the war over sugary soft drinks. a supervisor plans to introduce a measure to add a tax of 24 cents to each can of soda sold in the city. the proceed would go toward health, nutrition, and other programs for city kids. already in san francisco fast food restaurants are prohibited from handing out free toys in kids' meals that are high in fat, salt and sugar. a healthy form of nutrition. it is national oatmeal day.
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because she is young for that. she's only 68 days old at that point. she is nine months old now and there you have it. she decided this is what she wants to do with her child. she doesn't care if she wins or loses as long as she gains confidence and said if her daughter later on in life doesn't want to do this that is fine with her. a lot of people are criticizing her for going overboard. >> thank god there is no makeup. i'll say that much. it seems a little young. doesn't it? >> some parents dress up their kids and take them to get pictures at sears. this mom -- >> cute baby contest. >> that's all it really is. >> it is the word really. that's all it is. >> the word really. that's all it is. the mani and pedi, the domain of women. some men do it. they want to take it out of the realm of women and metro guys and make it a manly thing. a man in los angeles is starting
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a nail salon for men. interesting concept. big leather chairs, a complimentary glass of scotch and beer. the sports on the monitors. it is men only. the ceo michael elliott told fashionista.com they want to keep it away from gossiping and the feeling of ladies talking about them when they come in. he had experiences going to nail salons and felt uncomfortable. he wants to make it where a man can feel comfortable. this is opening in los angeles and the idea if it catches on it may be a concept that will go all over america. >> would you do that? >> right now, no. not my thing. check it out. we have all called in sick and maybe haven't been 100% sick. >> never, ever. ever. >> never do that, never ever. we don't have a lot of time but there is a website that surveyed a bunch of employees and hiring managers and found that people call out for all kinds of reason, windows and doors glued shut. swarm of bees around the car.
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this morning on "world news now" abduction attempt. the search for a man police say tried to steal an 8-year-old girl out of her own bedroom window. how she fought back. deadly mayhem. the worse storm in years barrelling across parts of europe leaving behind destruction and heart break. today's impact on travel. tight squeeze. airline jets packing in passengers like sardines in a can. debates over profits and comfort hitting home when you fly. reality bites. the latest star booted from the ballroom speaking out about the quick exit. that's in the "the skinny" on tuesday, october 29th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now" with john muller and diana perez. this october 29th.
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>> good tuesday morning. look at who's back. nice long weekend for you. you look well rested. >> i don't think i felt this rested ever, except the first day i started this shift. ever since it has been going down. >> you said you were in bed 12 hours? >> i think i broke my own >> >> i think i broke my own personal record, i slept 12 hours. >> amazing. i am not sleep deprived at all. >> you had a nice time -- >> a lot of vacations you go and have fun but when you come back you are more tired than you left. i did a little staycation. got a lot of work around the house. and spent quality time with the fam. >> glad you're back. >> glad to be back. we begin with that terrifying ordeal for a brave little girl in colorado snatched from her own bedroom. >> she put up a fight and got away. the kidnapper is on the loose leaving the community on edge. >> reporter: police in aurora, colorado, say the alleged kidnapper saw an opportunity and moved in quickly. just after midnight sunday, investigators say a man cut the screen on this unlocked window,
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reached inside and snatched a girl from her bunk bed. her grandmother tells "the denver post," she was simply up late, doing her homework. >> she put up quite a fuss. calling for her father, struggling and somehow managed to escape from the abductor. >> kind of scary. i didn't know it was them that this happened to. but i hope they catch the guy. >> reporter: her father heard the screams and found his daughter running from the alley. there he spotted a silver gray bmw driving off. giving police the first clues to finding the man investigators call a predator. >> we think there is a predator out there and he has to be stopped, and he has to be caught. >> reporter: now safely back home, police say the young girl inside of this car escaped with minor injuries. hear grandmother tells "the denver post" the alleged kidnapper lured her in by saying he knew her family. he covered her mouth with his hand and grabbed the young girl. police are now combing through
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the state's sex offender registry going door to door in search of additional clues. they have offered a $10,000 reward to find the alleged kidnapper saying he could be on the hunt for his next victim. abc news, los angeles. former congressman jesse jackson jr. spending his first night in prison. the start of his 2.5-year sentence. jackson reported yesterday to federal prison in north carolina also home to bernie madoff. the chicago-area democrat was convict of spending $750,000 in campaign funds for his personal use. according to a list from his lawyer, jackson is expecting a long list of visitors including louis farrakhan. president obama is among those mourning the death of ike skelton, long-time congressman. mr. obama recalled the missouri democrat as a devoted advocate for men and women in uniform. he was elected to congress in 1976 and served 17 terms. he died monday, he was 81 years old. now to new developments in the growing spy scandal leading lawmaker dianne feinstein is calling for
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a review of all intelligence activities. this is following revelations that the nsa has been spying on world leaders without the president's knowledge. he discussed it with a partner network, fusion. >> the capacities continue to develop and expand and that's why i'm initiating a review to make sure that what they are able to do doesn't necessarily mean what they should be doing. >> there are reports the administration is ready to ban spying on all leaders of our allies. >> this has people rattled overseas. spain the latest to join the chorus of people. pretty darn outraged. people in the spy community say it goes with the territory and nothing new. but heads of state are like you bugged my phone? i thought we were buddies. >> i thought we were friends. really there is this unspoken kind of dynamic between nations, we spy on each other. they know we watch them and they watch us. it is the way we keep ourselves safe. it's the leaders of the
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countries, i think, where the problem is. where we spy on the people that are supposed to be our true friends. you spy on people in the country that is more understandable for the leaders. and the fact that the president is coming out to say he didn't know this was happening and the nsa saying we don't take our orders from the president. what's is going on? >> darned if you do and darned if you don't. if you don't know about it, you should have known about it, and neither one is good. >> you don't look like you can be trusted either way. a british man with ties to the occupy movement has been charged with hacking in to government computers. 28-year-old lauri love is described as a sophisticated prolific hacker known for gaining entry to computers in large organizations. the investigators say he gained access to computers at nasa and the pentagon. he was arrested in england and released on bond. his trial is in february. penn state faces six claims in connection with the jerry sandusky sexual abuse case and that is after the school announced settlements with 26
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young men. it will be paid $60 million. the former penn state assistant football coach is pursuing appeals of the sex abuse convictions that basically landed him in prison for life. of the six outstanding claims, penn state believes some don't have merit and some may produce settlements, as well. >> hurricane survivors up and down the east coast marking a somber anniversary. one year ago superstorm sandy slammed ashore. hundreds of people in new york and new jersey homeless still. insurance payments have been averaging $55,000 a family. that $60 billion relief package passed in january cannot come soon enough. millions of people across europe are trying to come to grips with widespread damage left by one of the worst storms in years. deadly winds and waves hammering one country after another left hundreds of thousands of people in the dark. >> reporter: the storm named st. jude, the patron saint of lost causes, has left a devastating mark with more than a dozen killed.
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the heart of london a crane buckling under the wind, collapsing. the building below evacuated. the deputy prime minister forced to call off a news conference. hundreds of trees uprooted, blocking roads and railway tracks. the gas lines of this home exploding. the storm marched in to northern europe. tossing trucks and snarling trains in the netherlands. in germany the audubon closed. the winds reaching 120 miles an hour in denmark. the storm devastated homes and ripped down power lines leaving more than half a million people without electricity. after the ferocious winds with gusts 99 miles an hour, we are seeing the full extent of the damage. abc news, london. >> back here at home, the wintry storm over the northern plains is packing a punch. great falls, montana set at new record yesterday. 5.9 inches.
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12 inches is on the ground in some places forcing many to have to pull out the chains for their tires. more snow is expected today. minneapolis could get the first measurable snowfall of the season today mixed with freezing rain. and farther west, it was wind causing problems for california. on the altamont pass, wind speeds reached a category one hurricane level. so strong they flipped over several big rigs on interstate 580. no one was hurt but the winds kicking up dust and debris caused serious visibility issues. all right. a look at the rest of the nation's weather. clear and dry for much of the eastern u.s. from maine to florida. scattered showers and thunderstorms for much of the nation's midsection with snow accumulation across a broad section of the west. >> cool in the northeast. warming up to the 70s for the south. 80s in florida. chilly in the upper midwest but more seasonable as you go south. temperatures in the west 10 to
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25 degrees below normal. this time yesterday we told you about an 800-pound pumpkin that one guy used as a boat. staying with the pumpkin theme, check this out. 3,000 pumpkins displayed in west virginia. >> pretty awesome. 24 straight years they have set up the pumpkins at the this mayor's house. the jack-o'-lanterns are carved and placed by volunteers. >> they say it will grow as we get ready for halloween. >> something similar to that in upstate, little north of new york city. we had the pumpkin people come on and we carved our own pumpkins and pretty amazing. the carving really has changed since we were kids and you had the eye, nose and mouth hole. now, anything you get a template from the internet and sketch it out and you can look like a whiz. >> what -- the jack-o'-lantern turned into an amazing thing because you no longer have to carve the jack-o'-lantern. you can put stickers or pop figurines in to it and it looks great. they sell these kits everywhere. if you have a little one it takes four minutes instead of
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four hours to carve a pumpkin. great stuff. >> beautiful. coming up, our first look at the next chapter of the "hunger games" saga that fans are anxious to see. and airlines trying to make more money. why an extra inch of space is so vital next time you fly. you are watching "world news now." >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by colonial penn life insurance. >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by colonial penn life insurance. news now" weather brought to you by colonial penn life insurance.
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airline travel is getting airline travel is getting more expensive and more uncomfortable. higher prices, additional fees, and now more seats squeezed into the aircraft. >> basically, it means you can forget about getting a few precious hours of sleep during your flight. cecilia vega has a study that could change all that. >> reporter: as airlines try to squeeze every last nickel out of passengers, comfort has become a casualty. on planes that used to have nine seats to a row, some airlines are squeezing in a tenth. one of the world's largest plane makers says enough is enough. airbus says on long flights, airplane seats should be no smaller than 18 inches. airbus commissioned a test on sleeping passengers, simulating
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real flying conditions, including the rising sun and background noise and found that even one inch makes a huge difference. overall, the quality of sleep for travelers in an 18-inch seat was more than 50% better. >> 18-inch seat versus a 17-inch seat can mean that a passenger will fall asleep six minutes faster and have fewer disturbances during their flight. in a decidedly less scientific study, this youtube video posted by a traveler who became another passenger's pillow touched a nerve we could all relate to and went viral. you think you're needing more room, but you are not getting it. >> no. the trend is to go the other way right now. >> the trend is to get as many bodies on the plane as you can it. >> reporter: it's not just that airline seats are shrinking, travelers are getting bigger and flying longer distances. compare plane seats to other places you park yourself. movie theater seats, eight inches wider.
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train seats more than three inches. you can even get more space in crammed baseball stadium seats. the good news for travelers, airlines will be using slightly bigger planes with more seats over thanksgiving. the bad news, those holiday tickets will cost even more. cecilia vega, abc news, burbank, california. >> that happens to be the topic of our facebook question of the day. we want to know would you be willing to pay more for a bigger seat on a plane? to log in, go to wnnfans.com. we shouldn't have to pay more is the problem. >> i agree with you. here's what is happening. we have become more of a discerning society. we are deciding if we have flying economy we don't want to go in planes that are cramped. we are looking for airlines offering bigger seats and those other airlines are going to feel the pinch. >> if we get choosy enough maybe we will get the trend in the other direction. wouldn't that be nice? >> come on, guys. jump on board that. harsh reality for one "dancing with the stars" contestant. and bloopers from "star wars" never seen before.
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♪ skinny ♪ so skinny >> skinny time. talk about "dancing with the stars." remember there was a snafu the week before. >> plug your ears, guys. >> yeah, plug your ears. a spoiler alert. they combined last week's scores with this week's scores and somebody dancing pretty darn
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often had to go. cover your ears. it was, in fact, snooki. despite an incredible score of 27 for a sexy samba. >> that's incredible to me. >> i think keyshawn johnson got eliminated the first week but a lot of people are surprised by it. snooki is surprised. let's get a listen. >> you want to come back and visit? >> i will come back in the finale and we will kill it. >> she really was great. seven teams remain in competition. >> there you have it. i can't believe the outcome of these eliminations. two weeks ago it was another great dancer and -- yesterday it was snooki. that's crazy. look at the competition and you are like really, they got to stay. >> i know it. anyway, moving on to this. how about this for all of you
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"star wars" fans. there are brand new outtakes from the movie that have popped up on youtube, and people are going crazy over it. the bloopers are pretty incredible. there's outtakes ranging from seven seconds to 45 seconds and include everybody from princess leia to han solo to luke skywalker. take a listen. >> you have no weapons. >> a better military target than name -- name it now. before i go home -- [ laughter ] that -- >> i'm sorry. >> really cool stuff. there you have it. a sweet treat for the people that remember this movie. this is episode four from 1977 just now seeing these. >> a lot of rabid followers, "star wars" fans out there who will enjoy this. another movie series that is really popular, particularly with my daughter, "the hunger games." new one is coming out, "catching fire." the trailer was played during the world series. let's listen in.
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looks real. ♪ >> my daughter is even playing katniss for halloween. that's katniss and it looks really great. it's supposed to be really great. it comes out, i believe, november 22nd. i hope i'm right about this because i'm just going from memory. look it up on google or the abc website. >> i haven't read these books. i saw this by accident. some of my nieces were in town and we had nothing else to do and it was on and we watched it. the story is incredible. the story behind it is pretty incredible. it and like is this a chick flick. no. some pretty deep stuff. we have 30 seconds to tell you about the latest milestone for lindsay lohan and miley cyrus. they have apparently crossed paths and they are now bffs. >> double trouble. >> this is according to page six on. sunday morning, they were both at the same club after cyrus made an appearance on "snl."
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they hung out together and left together. and -- >> no one got arrested. >> that means they are bffs. of course. made an appearance on snl. they hang out and left together. and -- >> no one got arrested. >> that means they are bffs. of course.
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♪ ♪ ♪ welcome to miami ♪ welcome to miami our friends over at "world news" have been hanging out in miami this week to mark the launch of the new venture by abc news and univision called fusion. >> david muir got the equally unlucky story of tracking down the most desirable dish. >> reporter: they take us straight to the kitchen at the famous joe stone crab here in miami. >> hey, buddy. >> reporter: this kitchen is a mad house. stone crab season has just begun. >> not quick on your feet or you get run over. >> reporter: got it. i'll keep that in mind. in the back of the
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restaurant the vault, the locked freezer. you have to scan your fingerprint just to get in. doesn't work for me because only eight people have access. stone crabs harvested off the coast of florida. a new delivery every morning. they fetch a big price. the cooler kept at 30 degrees. we could see our breath and they are about to get me ready to crack them. the hat, coat, blue bib and glasses. i'm ready. this is their cracking station. they have been doing it 100 years now. it started with this shack. a couple from hungary. the wife's family still at it. al capone used to come here. presidents still do. clinton and both bushes and barbara bush sending a thank you note. cracking the stone crab is an art form. look at that beauty. you have to hit it right here, right here and right here. >> reporter: do it wrong and you have wasted a lot of money, not
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to mention someone's dinner. >> are you ready? >> reporter: am i ready? putting on the gloves. was that good? my first one. >> that's good. >> reporter: getting the hang of it and that's a good thing because this order -- 80 bucks for five jumbo claws. this plate i just crack out to somebody out there, some poor soul is their tas >> how did we do? when my shift was over, reward. amazing. david muir, abc news, miami. >> you have been. >> i have been. >> i had stone crab but i don't think i have ever been. >> it is a glorious place to be. so delicious. >> the place i had it we had a mallet at the table. a step down from that with white linen. >> these certainly come pre malleted and are worth the wait and the trip. worth the money. they are de even if you go ne no c >> i'd like to tell you it was
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morning america." have a wonderful tuesday. making news in america this morning -- one year later. a look back at the destruction and recovery after superstorm sandy. bold and brazen. a little girl snatched from her bedroom in the early morning hours. how the victim's bravery likely saved her life. one man proves that lightning really can strike twice. >> i was on my knees. it hit me again. >> this morning, he's telling a remarkable survival story. and no fear. a man rides what could be the biggest wave ever surfed. good tuesday morning, everyone.